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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B
Wheeling U is an above-average private, Catholic university located in Wheeling, West Virginia. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 755 undergraduate students. The Wheeling U acceptance rate is 86%. Popular majors include High School Education, Business, and Nursing. Graduating 56% of students, Wheeling U alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,800.
316 Washington Ave
Wheeling, WV 26003
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Mountain East Conference

Wheeling University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

WU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
86%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
910-1130
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$17,285/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$22,344/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
94%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.18 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.17 responses
47%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.17 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
3
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
1
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
2
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    13%
  • On Campus
    80%
  • Online
    6%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
755Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
106
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
58%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Athletes
    80%
  • Studious
    20%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
92%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.16 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.21 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Challenging
    58%
  • Multifaceted
    33%
  • Aware
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
56%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
75%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.12 responses
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I graduated in 1971. I was appointed to the board of directors in 1973. The school was in financial straits but the new board rectified the financial situation, Fr Currie hired top notch development and admissions personnel and the Board raised money especially the McDonough contributions. After Currie left things slowly went downhill until the current board and the recent board members must have made some bad decisions for the recent announcements to occur. Now it will take a miracle to keep the school afloat. Leadership just is not there today! So disappointing!
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It is like a big family. Everybody knows everybody and we are all very supportive of each other. Faculty is very personable and finds time to help students, as well as working very well with student athletes. The school needs to fix up some basic things around campus, as well as remodeling, but we all understand that will take time too
They laid a foundation for my life’s successes!
Liberal arts education including theology and philosophy’s along with a major in psychology set the stage for mr to move on to greater achievements in my life. They were inspirational and academic. Quality professors who made you think and expand your horizons. Now all that occurred from 1967 to 1971.